• Fuels Module Squad Leader - Limited Term

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time - Limited Term
    Hiring Pay/Range
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
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    US-CO-Fort Collins
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    The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking talented men and women for the position of Fuels Module Squad Leader!  Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of 405 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities including support services, patrol, jail, wildland fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties.  If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home. 


    A Fuels Module Squad Leader may supervise wildfire fuels module crew members and serve as Chief of Party during the implementation of wildfire fuels projects and wildfire demonstration sites.  They will also assist the Emergency Services Specialist in the public awareness and education programs, teaching wildfire classes and implementation of prescribed fire Plans. 


    Specifically, a Fuels Module Squad Leader: 

    • Receives general supervision from the Fuel Module Coordinator and Emergency Services Specialist.
    • May exercise direct and technical supervision of fuels module crew members, volunteers, interns and firefighters.
    • Maintains appropriate records and files; prepares reports and written correspondence.
    • Assists in the implementation of prescribed fire burn plans.
    • Assists in the implementation of public awareness and education programs. This includes assisting with preparing materials and presentations to the public, industry, and outside agencies and organizations, and assisting in developing brochures, publications, and other educational/informational program-related materials.
    • Works with local, state, and federal agencies in wildfire suppression and prescribed fire activities as assigned.

    Click here to view the complete job description, specific duties will be listed under Fuels Module Squad Leader.




    Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.


    An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. 


    The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

    • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
    • #18 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2016
    • #16 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2017
    • Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017


    • Three years of experience in wildfire suppression or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities. 
    • High School diploma or GED required supplemented by specialized courses in wildfire control, fire mitigation, or forestry.
    • Employment in the fields of Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Forest Ecology, Wildland Fire Science, Firefighting, or a related field.
    • Possession of or ability to obtain within one year, a valid National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card with a qualification of FFT1/ICT5 or trainee.
    • Must be NWCG qualified as a Faller Type 3 (FAL3) or higher.
    • Current First Aid, and community CPR certificates, or ability to obtain within 6 months.

    Other Information to Note:

    • This is a full time, Limited Term position.  Individuals hired into limited term positions are eligible for County benefits, however, the position is limited in duration dependent upon available funding, business need or signed contract or agreement.
    • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
    • This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

    • Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:
      • Must be 21 years of age
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
      • Pass physical agility test
      • Pass employment questionnaire
      • Pass oral board interview
      • Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status
      • Pass a physical evaluation based on the Essential Job Functions
      • Pass a medical examination, including drug testing
      • Cannot have a felony conviction
      • No Domestic Violence Convictions
      • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
      • Current First Aid and CPR (All ages) certificates required by date of hire


    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.


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